Osteopathy is widely recognised as a treatment for: aches and pains; arthritic, back, joint and rheumatic pain; backache; muscle spasms; circulatory and digestive problems; cramp; lumbago; fibromyalgia; neuralgia; inability to relax and minor sports injuries. Seeing a qualified practitioner gives you the opportunity to discuss your condition with a professional with years of training and experience.
Your osteopath will begin with a detailed consultation, and will be interested to see any relevant X-rays or blood test results. They will ask you to perform some simple movements and feel for any points of weakness or excessive strain in the body, before using the most suitable massage, rhythmic joint movement, stretching and gentle release techniques to address these. The treatment will also include advice on posture and exercise.